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Summary: In Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, two Republican candidates are challenging incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater — Sartell college professor Aubrey Immelman and Lino Lakes computer consultant Stephen Thompson.

Oct 23rd, 2010

Summary: The real problem with Michele Bachmann is not her self-centeredness, her unresponsiveness to the needs of her constituents, her meager legislative accomplishments, or even her voting record; it’s her delusion-like paranoia, her shameless conspiracy-peddling, and her incessant fear-mongering. Now it has been revealed that Bachmann’s contact with reality is even more tenuous than previously thought, with the discovery that Bachmann had asked the Minnesota Secretary of State to remove her name from the publicly available voter registration records under a legal provision designed to protect past or potential victims of domestic abuse. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 23, 2009, Aubrey Immelman, in a public service announcement, provided information about the upcoming 2009 St. Cloud-area Veterans Day Parade.

May 22nd, 2010

Summary: Please contact Aubrey Immelman at for a copy of the nominating petition or download the printable (PDF) nominating petition at and mail it to Immelman for Congress, P.O. Box 117, Sartell, MN 56377 as soon as possible, but no later than Friday, May 28, 2010. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 22, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that when former Vice President Dick Cheney in a speech on national security delivered May 21, 2009 lambasted the change in security policy under President Barack Obama, he was not attacking the Obama administration so much as the Bush administration itself — considering he was essentially repeating many of the same arguments he had made unsuccessfully within the Bush White House as policy decisions increasingly went the other way in President Bush’s second term.

Oct 18th, 2008

Summary: Aubrey Immelman, in response to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s shameful commentary Oct. 17, 2008 on MSNBC “Hardball” with Chris Matthews, announces his write-in candidacy in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District election for U.S. Representative.

Sep 10th, 2008

Summary: On the first day after the Sept. 9, 2008 Minnesota State Primary Election in which Aubrey Immelman challenged U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, he reported and analyzed the election results, thanked his supporters, and congratulated Rep. Bachmann on her win.

Aug 25th, 2008

Summary: On the 42nd day of his campaign against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination as House of Representatives candidate in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman posted the first image of the Minnesota state partisan primary ballot, information about Minnesota’s open primary election system, and information about absentee voting. In line with his campaign focus on national security, he also posted an update on the Iraq war.